Pledge YES for the NHS

It’s nearly time to pledge YES for the NHS! Our pledge drive campaign starts next week before the ballot that will run from 27th October to the 25th November. Show your support and ensure we have your current contact details. You can update them here. Get ready to have your say in the consultation on […]

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NHS Pay Announcement

The government has announced a £1,400 pay award for NHS staff. This announcement is over 3 months late and falls far short of inflation. That makes it another real-terms pay cut. We can confirm UNISON will run a consultation of all members in the NHS – so you can decide how we respond. Immediately following […]

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PUT NHS PAY RIGHT

The LAS UNISON Branch has sent the letter below today (25/05/2022) to Daniel Elkeles, London Ambulance Service Chief Executive and Damian McGuinness, Director of People & Culture.   Dear Daniel, NHS staff are facing the largest cost of living crisis for a generation and the 2022 pay settlement is already well over a month overdue. […]

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How to support Ukraine

UNISON is working with the international trade union movement to mobilise support for those affected by the war in Ukraine – and branches and members can help too No one can fail to be moved by the scenes of terrified civilians taking shelter underground or of the hundreds of thousands of women and children desperately […]

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DHSC responds to NHS Pension Scheme member contribution consultation

The Department of Health and Social Care has responded to the consultation on proposed changes to the member contribution structure for the England and Wales NHS Pension Scheme. So what are the changes? The main changes to the member contribution structure are outlined below: Members’ contribution rates will change to be based on actual pensionable […]

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VCOD next steps FAQs and Consultation

Given the changes in clinical evidence the government is revisiting the balance of risks and benefits that guided its original decisions to make coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination a condition of deployment. When vaccination as a condition of deployment was first introduced, Delta was the dominant variant. Omicron has now replaced Delta as the dominant variant, representing […]

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